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Jay Scharf is an associate in Stroock’s Private Client Services Group.   Jay works with high net worth individuals and family offices to achieve their personal and estate planning goals, and to mitigate estate, gift, GST and income taxes.  Jay utilizes sophisticated Trusts, Wills and business entities to implement estate planning and business succession planning strategies to transfer and preserve wealth in the most desirable and tax efficient manner.  

Jay’s experience also includes all aspects of trust and estate administration.  In addition, Jay advises clients with respect to federal gift tax returns and federal and state estate tax returns.  Jay’s practice also includes trust and estate related litigation.

In recognition of his achievements, Jay was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Memberships

  • Member, Non-Profit Organizations Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Tax Committee of Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

Admitted To Practice

New York

Education

LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 2016; Taxation

J.D., cum laude, Pace University School of Law, 2012

First Talmudic Degree, Mesifta Talmudical Seminary, 2007